Film Review: So What’s Your Superpower?

The New Mutants (2020) - IMDb

The New Mutants is a horror superhero film that is part of the Marvel franchise. It is based on a Marvel comic series created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod. Josh Boone and Knate Lee are the scriptwriters for this film that ended up being directed by Josh Boone. The cast includes Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Anya Taylor-Joy, Blu Hunt and Adam Beach.

A group of teen-agers with superhuman abilities are in an isolated hospital under the care of the mysterious Dr. Reyes, who claims to be trying to help them control their powers, however unsurprisingly, there may be a darker intent. When a young Cheyenne woman arrives, even stranger events start to occur.

I like the set up of a group of people in an isolated, spooky mansion dealing with what appears to be spectral intruders. The cast did well for the most part. Howver, much of the story does not make much sense. There is one doctor alone dealing with tumultuous, angst ridden kids that could kill her at a moment’s notice if someone’s powers get out of control. There is some corporation funding these experiments. The visual effects were quite good, but there is nothing unexpected about that. There were a few cool moments when the teens started to show some camaraderie toward the climax of the film.

This film may not be the best offering of the Marvel series, but it still isn’t the worst film overall. Not all of it made sense, but it did manage to keep my attention well enough.

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